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Noun difference has 5 senses
  1. difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
    --1 is a kind of
    Antonyms: sameness
    --1 has particulars:
     otherness, distinctness, separateness; differential; differentia; distinction; discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance; dissimilarity, unsimilarity; variety, change; inequality
    Derived forms: verb differentiate2, verb differentiate1, verb differentiate4, verb differentiate6, verb differ1
  2. deviation, divergence, departure, difference - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
    --2 is a kind of variation, fluctuation
    --2 has particulars:
     discrepancy, variance, variant; driftage; inflection, flection, flexion
    Derived forms: verb differentiate2, verb differentiate1, verb differentiate6
  3. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
    --3 is a kind of disagreement
    --3 has particulars:
     collision; controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing; quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
    Derived form: verb differ2
  4. difference - a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
    --4 is a kind of
    Derived forms: verb differentiate4, verb differentiate6
  5. remainder, difference - the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
    --5 is a kind of number
    --5 has particulars: balance
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